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Response to MjolnirTime (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 03:42 PM

30. Wouldn't that be strange.

A stock-ticker that sends its own data back in time would make its owner fabulously rich three seconds ago. I suppose that multiverse theorists could even chart a course around time paradoxes by pointing out that the messages may actually come from another, very similar universe, not our own.

It potentially makes exploration of other solar systems easier as well. Entangled particles could be sent out on an exploration vehicle, which would take decades to get somewhere else, but once there information could be nearly instantly sent back and forth. I suppose that if you had enough entangled particles you could even control the exploration vehicle in real-time... from the past... is that right? Or perhaps one could "teleport" designs for something--or someone--to the exploration vehicles once they have arrived.

That might skirt the biggest problems of human interstellar travel, which is surviving an absurdly dangerous decades-long journey with a society still intact at the end. If you can just zap them aboard or propagate them from test tubes once there, with a reliable information feed to other humans, most of the requisites for successful colonization are met.

But I don't know what I'm talking about. I'd better leave this subject to the physicists.

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